Where Did VoIP Come From?

Instant communications over a long distance was finally possible thanks to the telegraph. The phone and the phone exchange came next, creating webs of connectivity between cities, over borders and into space. Finally, the Internet was created and vastly expanded what these webs could do.

Where did VoIP come from? Voice over Internet Protocol, or “VoIP,” is part-phone and part-Internet. The rest is whatever you make of it—including a broad range of unified communications options like messaging, email and video conferencing, and phones ready for Microsoft Lync and the Android operating system.

History of VoIP Infographic

Where will telecommunications go after this?